Satellite imagery confirms Russia lost Tarantul-class corvette in Sevastopol Bay

Tarantula type patrol ship
Tarantula type patrol ship

Recent satellite photos suggest that Ukraine sunk a Russian Tarantul-class corvette in occupied Sevastopol, Crimea, on Dec. 29, 2023, open-source intelligence outlet InformNapalm reported via Telegram on Jan. 19.

According to the report information, the sinking of the ship likely took place on Dec. 29-30. On Dec. 29, local social media accounts were reporting loud explosions audible in the city. Russian occupation “authorities,” however, did not provide any official comments.

Sevastopol Bay <span class="copyright">InformNapalm</span>
Sevastopol Bay InformNapalm

"Thus, on Dec. 29-30, the Armed Forces of Ukraine likely carried out a successful attack in the waters of Sevastopol," InformNapalm wrote.

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On Jan. 19, Crimean resistance movement Atesh reported that a Tarantul-class corvette had sunk in occupied Sevastopol.

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